Education cuts hurt us in future

In her first month of teaching fourth grade in a lower socio-economic school district, a 10-year-old boy rushed at my friend with a sharpened pencil yelling, “I hate you; you are going to die!” The teacher (who requested anonymity) had simply asked him to complete an assignment. Now in her fourth year of teaching overall, […]

Zias set school scoring record in rout of OPSU

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women set a school record for points Monday night in blowing out Oklahoma Panhandle State 122-100. The Zias (3-8), who came in averaging 63.9 points, eclipsed the previous standard of 117 set in a December 1979 clash against Sul Ross State. ENMU also reached the century […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, ranch salad, fruit whip. Thursday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Corb dog, tater tots, spinach salad, applesauce cup. Friday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffle. Lunch — Cheese pizza, ranch salad, corn, fruit turnover.

Education column: School entering new year with big project

We’re about to begin a new year and somehow the prospect of a clean slate, a new beginning, fills us with hope and anticipation. One of our own new beginnings in the Clovis school district is the completion of a new addition at La Casita Elementary. A new beginning for our La Casita staff and […]

Education column: Middle school play impressive

The classic Dickens tale of “A Christmas Carol” was recreated last week in Clovis to a standing ovation at the end of the performance. Adults and kids filled the audience and, as always, good old Marshall auditorium had that special atmosphere of bated breath in anticipation of a theatrical performance. Impressive special effects were included, […]

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Tuesday morning briefing: Music series, school’s out and Elvis gets notice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series featuring Andy Mason is 7 p.m. today at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Admission is $5 at the door. School’s out A reminder that all Clovis public schools are closed for the holiday. Classes […]

High school tagged with graffiti

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CNJ Staff: Tony Bullocks Al Sloniker of Clovis, a painter for the Clovis Municipal School District, removes graffiti Thursday from the side of building D. The building was tagged sometime Wednesday night according to school officials. Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall said this is not something that happens often and when it does, the […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Meatball sub, tater tots, corn on the cob, chilled fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — BBQ pulled pork sandwich, mixed veggies, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Spaghetti and meat sauce, ranch salad, Italian veggie blend, ww roll and […]

Tuesday school closings, delays

Closures and delays this morning around eastern New Mexico and west Texas: • Clovis Community College closed • Clovis schools closed • Eastern New Mexico University closed • Elida schools closed • Farwell schools start at 10 a.m. (CST) • Floyd schools closed • Melrose schools closed • Muleshoe schools 2-hour delay • Portales schools […]

Cooperative efforts help students’ creativity

There are a great many gifts these days, being made in the Clovis Christian High School art and wood arts departments, especially involving joint use of the two classes, which are located across the hall from one another. The focus in this column is on handmade gifts, for those whom one loves, especially those made […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spicy chicken sliders, tater tots, veggies and dip, jello cake. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, ranch salad, orange smiles. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Soft taco and salsa, seasoned pinto beans, […]

Herrin scores school record 40 in Zias’ win

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Precious Herrin scored a school-record 40 points and senior guard Tori Northcutt moved within single digits of the school’s career assist record Thursday night as Eastern New Mexico University opened Lone Star Conference women’s play with a 79-71 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville. Herrin shot 17-of-22 from the […]

Education column: Forensics lessons making return

Following upon a unique and innovative idea introduced last year, Clovis High School Freshman Academy students are about to launch into crime investigation once again. Nicole Hahn, science teacher at CHSFA recently shared the details. “Last year’s project was such a success that we decided to do it again, so if you’re driving by CHSFA […]

Education digest — Dec. 1

School employees receive awards Clovis Municipal Schools and two school employees have received awards for maintenance operations, according to a state news release. CMS was one of 18 schools to receive a Ben Lujan Maintenance Award, the release said. Fifteen individual award winners included Clay Burch and Dimas Moreno of CMS, the release said. The […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 110-73 rout

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero University of the Southwest’s Rondell Thomas dribbles through ENMU’s Greg McFarland, left, and Max Carrier during Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds improved to 7-1 with a 110-73 victory. Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team certainly has its mojo going. Now the Greyhounds hope […]

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Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Cheesy chicken fettucini, ranch salad, mixed veggies and fruit, garlic cheddar biscuit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — BBQ pulled pork sandwich, mixed veggies, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, ranch salad and […]

School menus — Nov. 20

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Hot ham and chesse sandwich, broccoli/rice cheese casserole, ranch salad, oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Baked potato with texas chili, peas and carrots, ranch salad and fruit.

Texico’s Cooper twins sign with Zias

Dave Wagner After they finish their four years at Texico High School in the spring, twins Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper are planning to be together for the next four as well. The Coopers, who verbally committed to Eastern New Mexico University for basketball during the summer, signed their letters of intent with the school earlier […]

ENMU squads mark school first in sweep

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Max Carrier goes over Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Jared Messer for a shot during Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds improved to 2-1 with a 107-75 victory over the Aggies. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Tuesday night was special for Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams — […]